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Modeling vegetation and ecosystem responses to climate change and fire regime

Thonicke, Kirsten ; Fyllas, Nikolas ; Almut, Arneth ; Knorr, Wolfgang LU and Wu, Minchao LU orcid (2014) p.32-33
Abstract
Climatic fire danger will likely increase because more droughts and heat-waves are caused by climate change. Climate change can shift fires from occurring only rarely to regularly in ecosystems not until now adapted to fire. We applied dynamic vegetation-fire models to investigate these future responses. The future of fire in Mediterranean-type ecosystems depends strongly on changes in vegetation productivity, thus fuel availability, if burned area increases as much as fire danger. Temperate ecosystems might be exposed to Mediterranean-like fire regimes. In high altitudes, Mediterranean trees might migrate up-hill and cause feedbacks between diversity and fire under climate change.
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Forest fires under climate, social and economic changes in Europe, the Mediterranean and other fire-affected areas of the world
editor
Moreno, José M.
article number
14
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2 pages
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FUME
ISBN
978-84-695-9759-0
project
Land-atmosphere interactions and regional Earth system dynamics due to natural and anthropogenic vegetation changes
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English
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yes
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0347bec5-7459-49d1-9b40-6cd2cf7f9ef3
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https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/69301173/FUME_Lessons%20Learned%20and%20Outlook.pdf
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